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This review is from: The Ladies' Paradise (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)
I love this novel: it is one of my top ten feel-good reads of all time. It has all the makings of a good 19th century tale: an attractive but possibly morally dubious hero, a heroine who we want to see win in the end, a beautifully realised setting and a healthly dose of social conscience and commentary. Having read a sizeable number of this sequence of novels by Zola, this one is my favourite.And this translation is so fabulous I forgot I was reading a translation at all. Highly recommended. (It would make a fabulous TV series too!)
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Initial post: 7 Oct 2012 15:19:55 BDT
Tony Walker says:
Someone at the BBC evidently thought so. Unfortunately, 'The Paradise' is like a bad Catherine Cookson adaptation.
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Nov 2012 01:12:06 GMT
J. Duncan says:
I agree!! What a disappointment! Forget the dreadful series and read the MUCH BETTER book!
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